Exploration Medieval Science

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Ryan Williams Medieval Foundations During the early medieval period, from around 500 to 1200 CE, the relationship between science and technology was rather distant. Although new technologies were coming out at an unprecedented pace, this development was distinctly separate from the scientific realm. Things like horseshoes, spurs, heavy plows, and paper were all invented or borrowed from other cultures, and did not
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Unformatted text preview: exactly come about through scientific development. Likewise, sciences such as the new Arabic number system did not spawn any useful technology. However, in the latter years of the medieval period, science began directly influence new technology, as is the case of magnetism and the compass, and the alchemy of gunpowder leading to cannons....
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2008 for the course HIST 175 taught by Professor Friedel during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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